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Course Overview

American Studies is designed for the student interested in the interdisciplinary study of American culture. It encourages flexibility within a general structure of areas of interest. American Studies course offerings fall into six substantive categories: Cultural Studies; Southwest Studies; Environment, Science and Technology; Popular Culture; Gender Studies; and Race, Class and Ethnicity.

Students majoring or minoring in American Studies work closely with the department’s undergraduate advisor in putting together an approved individualized plan of study including coursework both in American Studies and related departments. The major in American Studies totals 36 hours of interdepartmental coursework. Junior majors with at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA are encouraged to apply for the department’s Honors option. Nine hours of American Studies coursework may also be used to satisfy selected Arts and Sciences group requirements in the areas of Humanities, Social Sciences or Fine Arts. American Studies 182 and 185 fulfill the Core Curriculum Social Sciences requirement. American Studies 186 fulfills the Humanities requirement.


Schedule as of October 18, 2017

An introduction to the theories of the environment, theories of justice in the context of environmental policy and planning and to histories of poor peoples' struggles around the unequal distribution of toxic waste. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences. {Summer, Fall, Spring}

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00659224

TR  4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Dane Smith Hall  229

Web Enhanced - Lecture
David  C  Correia - dcorreia@unm.edu39

This course focuses on the interdisciplinary study of the construction of gender as a category. Readings will span cross-cultural and historical materials, including literary, artistic and popular representations of masculinity and femininity in America.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00159225

TR  11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Mitchell Hall  216

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Jennifer  R  Denetdale - jdenet@unm.edu32

Survey of basic concepts of popular culture and methods for its study. Source materials are drawn from diverse areas-television, film, comics, music and sports. May be repeated for credit with permission from AMST undergraduate advisor.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
CANCELLED
005
44526Lecture Staff 3 Section Full

An interdisciplinary introduction to the issues of race, class and ethnicity in American life and society. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences. {Summer, Fall, Spring}

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00458573

TR  2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Dane Smith Hall  329

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Andrea  L  Mays - amays@unm.edu34
64258120

TR  11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Mitchell Hall  106

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Raquel  A  Madrigal - rmadr001@unm.edu36

Provides both an introduction to the complex history and culture of the Southwestern United States and a demonstration of the possibilities of the interdisciplinary study of regional American culture. It is multicultural in its content as it is multidisciplinary in its methodology. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts. {Summer, Fall, Spring}

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00215662

TR  12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Woodward Lecture Hall  147

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Kathleen  A  Holscher - kholscher@unm.edu32

This class will introduce students to the interdisciplinary field of American Studies through focused thematic inquiry drawing on two areas of focus in the department. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00115672

TR  2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Collaborative Teaching & Learn  130

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Alyosha    Goldstein - agoldste@unm.edu319

An interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of social movements, focusing on cultural and social formations of these movements. Topics include: folklore of social movements; labor struggles; peace movements; land conflicts.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Youth, Power, & Soc Mvmts
CANCELLED
001
56881Topics Staff 3 Section Full

Varying topics undergraduate course. An in-depth study of one subject in the field of interdisciplinary culture studies. Topics may include material culture, folklore, consumerism, public culture, critical theory, cultural identity and language and representation.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Cultural Studies & Folklore
CANCELLED
001
57025Topics Staff 3 Section Full
T: Community-Based Learning
00259648

M  4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
SW Hispanic Rsrch/Chicano Stud  106

Web Enhanced - Topics
Larry  M  Garcia y Griego - mgarciay@unm.edu31
T: Writers in the Community
00348260

R  5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Mitchell Hall  109

Topics
Carlos  A  Contreras - soothxsayer@unm.edu31
T: Chicano-a Culture
00458995

TR  11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Humanities  428

Web Enhanced - Topics
Jesse    Aleman - jman@unm.edu3 Section Full
T: NM Literary Landscapes
00951411

W  4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Mitchell Hall  121

Topics
Levi    Romero - xlromero@unm.edu33

The content of this course varies by semester. Topics may include: environmental justice, social movements, law and justice, race and nature, state violence, environmental social theory.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Police Violence &Soc Contrl
CANCELLED
001
59878Topics Staff 3 Section Full
T: Nuclear New Mexico
00260797

TR  3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Mitchell Hall  104

Web Enhanced - Topics
Eileen  C  Shaughnessy - eileens@unm.edu31
T: Stakeholders & Enviro Pol
CANCELLED
003
61029Web Enhanced - Topics Staff 33

Varying subjects deriving from the contemporary cultural studies focus on matters of gender. Topics include: feminist theory; gender and nature; the factor of gender in disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Transgender Studies
00450242

W  4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Mitchell Hall  118

Web Enhanced - Topics
Amy  L  Brandzel - brandzel@unm.edu310
T: Black Women & the Diaspora
00954840

MWF  10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Mitchell Hall  214

Web Enhanced - Topics
Natasha  B  Howard - nacosta@unm.edu3 Section Full
T: Raza Genders & Sexualities
01251964

M  7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Dane Smith Hall  126

Web Enhanced - Topics
Theresa  J  Cordova - tcordov1@unm.edu3 Section Full

Content varies by semester. Topics include: popular music, popular culture of the 1960s; sex and gender in popular culture; chicano/a vernacular culture; black popular culture; popular environmentalism.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Cult Film & Am Culture
CANCELLED
001
58889Hybrid - Topics Staff 330
T: New Wave Orientalism
00261343

TR  4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Dane Smith Hall  324

Web Enhanced - Topics
Sophie  E  Ell - seell@unm.edu318
T: US Empire in Pop Culture
00361345

MW  4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Dane Smith Hall  324

Web Enhanced - Topics
Christine  V  Shell - shellc@unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 14

Varying subjects, based in theoretical and/or historical approaches. Topics include: sex and gender in popular film; films of the nuclear age; African-American film; ethnicity in American cinema; film theory.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: SW Borderlands Film
00160719

M  5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Dane Smith Hall  128

Web Enhanced - Topics
Montanez    Margie - margie@unm.edu311
Fees: $ 20

Offers specialized topics on an alternating basis dealing with race, class and ethnicity in the formation of American life and society. Subject areas include immigration, class formation, conquest, colonization, public policy and civil rights.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Pol&Plng:Race,Sec&Glo Cty
00160738

R  1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
George Pearl Hall  P130

Web Enhanced - Topics
Jennifer  L  Tucker - jennifertucker@unm.edu34
T: US War on Terror
00256422

MWF  1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Dane Smith Hall  123

Web Enhanced - Topics
Alex  S  Lubin - alubin@unm.edu319
T: Immigrant Youth Movements
00361344

MW  5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Mitchell Hall  217

Web Enhanced - Topics
Rafael  A  Martinez Orozco - rmarti56@unm.edu34

Topical survey of theoretical approaches, research methodologies and subject areas within the interdisciplinary field of Native American Studies.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Navajo Expressive Culture
00160681

TR  11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Center for the Arts  B015

Web Enhanced - Topics
Kristina  M  Jacobsen - kmj23@unm.edu3 Section Full

Offers topics addressing African-American social, cultural, political and intellectual life. Topics include: black social movements, African-American intellectual history, black cultural studies, slavery in the Americas.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Mulatto Fictions
00257754

MWF  1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Mitchell Hall  118

Web Enhanced - Topics
Kadeshia  L  Matthews - kadeshia@unm.edu34

Offers topics dealing with the social, cultural and technological developments among the people of the Southwest. Topics include folk art and material culture; rural, urban and border communities; traditional healing; travel and tourism; Hispano/Chicanos after 1848.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: New Approaches in CCS
00161028

W  7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Dane Smith Hall  126

Topics
Michael  L  Trujillo - mltruj@unm.edu35
T: Querencia
CANCELLED
003
55522Topics Staff 36
T: Querencia
00461018

T  4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Mitchell Hall  207

Topics
Levi    Romero - xlromero@unm.edu31

Introduces students to interdisciplinary approaches in the study of American culture, focusing on "Race, Ethnicity, Gender and National Identity," "Media, Popular Culture, and Cultural Studies," "Critical Regionalism," "and Environment, Science, and Technology." {Fall}

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00123722

M  4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Mitchell Hall  213

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Rebecca  M  Schreiber - rschreib@unm.edu36

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Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00115750Independent StudyAmy  L  Brandzel - brandzel@unm.edu1 TO 325
00215753Independent StudyRebecca  M  Schreiber - rschreib@unm.edu1 TO 325
00315755Independent StudyIrene  E  Vasquez - ivasquez@unm.edu1 TO 325
00415757Independent StudyA  G  Melendez - gabriel@unm.edu1 TO 325
00515761Independent StudyJennifer  R  Denetdale - jdenet@unm.edu1 TO 325
00615764Independent StudyDavid  C  Correia - dcorreia@unm.edu1 TO 325
00715767Independent StudyAlyosha    Goldstein - agoldste@unm.edu1 TO 325
00815768Independent Study Staff 1 TO 325
00915770Independent StudyAlex  S  Lubin - alubin@unm.edu1 TO 325
01040191

   

Independent Study
Staff 1 TO 325
01132222Independent StudyMichael  L  Trujillo - mltruj@unm.edu1 TO 325
01242504

   

Independent Study
Kathleen  A  Holscher - kholscher@unm.edu1 TO 325
01342505

   

Independent Study
Antonio    Tiongson - ationgson@unm.edu1 TO 325

Involves internships in off-campus learning experiences related to the study of American and regional culture and character, such as work in local communities and with relevant institutions.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00115772Independent StudyAmy  L  Brandzel - brandzel@unm.edu1 TO 625
00215775Independent StudyRebecca  M  Schreiber - rschreib@unm.edu1 TO 625
00315778Independent StudyAlex  S  Lubin - alubin@unm.edu1 TO 625
00415782Independent StudyA  G  Melendez - gabriel@unm.edu1 TO 625
00515785Independent StudyJennifer  R  Denetdale - jdenet@unm.edu1 TO 625
00715790Independent StudyIrene  E  Vasquez - ivasquez@unm.edu1 TO 625
00815797Independent StudyDavid  C  Correia - dcorreia@unm.edu1 TO 625
00915802Independent StudyAlyosha    Goldstein - agoldste@unm.edu1 TO 625
01032223Independent StudyMichael  L  Trujillo - mltruj@unm.edu1 TO 625
01115807Independent StudyAntonio    Tiongson - ationgson@unm.edu1 TO 625
01242506

   

Independent Study
Kathleen  A  Holscher - kholscher@unm.edu1 TO 625

Development and writing of senior honors thesis under supervision of faculty advisor. Prerequisite: 285. Restriction: permission of undergraduate director. {Spring}

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00116710SeminarJennifer  R  Denetdale - jdenet@unm.edu325
00216712SeminarKathleen  A  Holscher - kholscher@unm.edu325
00316713SeminarA  G  Melendez - gabriel@unm.edu325
00452363

   

Seminar
Irene  E  Vasquez - ivasquez@unm.edu325
00516715SeminarDavid  C  Correia - dcorreia@unm.edu325
00616717SeminarAlyosha    Goldstein - agoldste@unm.edu325
00732224SeminarMichael  L  Trujillo - mltruj@unm.edu325
00916718SeminarRebecca  M  Schreiber - rschreib@unm.edu325
01016719SeminarAlex  S  Lubin - alubin@unm.edu325
01116722SeminarAmy  L  Brandzel - brandzel@unm.edu325
01216726SeminarAntonio    Tiongson - ationgson@unm.edu325

Examines the basic texts and methods in the field of American studies through discussion and critical/analytical writing assignments. Required for all American Studies graduate students; restricted to graduate students in the department. {Fall}

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00116730

T  10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Humanities  419

Web Enhanced - Seminar
Alyosha    Goldstein - agoldste@unm.edu31

This seminar reviews: 1) archival and library research; 2) data collection and fieldwork (plus subsequent analysis and presentation of data); 3) processes of hypotheses and theory building; and 4) development of a research proposal. Prerequisite: 500 and 501. Restriction: admitted to graduate program in American Studies. {Spring}

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00156423

M  4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Humanities  419

Web Enhanced - Seminar
Jennifer  R  Denetdale - jdenet@unm.edu34

This course will investigate the role of visual experience in everyday life. The assigned works represent a variety of interdisciplinary approaches to American visual culture, including photography, film, television, material culture, and public art.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00159226

W  10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Humanities  419

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Rebecca  M  Schreiber - rschreib@unm.edu31

Graduate seminars; content varies. Topics include: democracy, culture and history; American landscapes; history and narrative.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Secularism & US Empire
CANCELLED
001
56424Topics Staff 3 Section Full

Graduate study of subjects in Environmental and Social Justice. Content varies by semester and topics may include: science/technology studies, environmental justice, political economy of nature, environmental social movements, race and nature, law and violence.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Climate Imperialism
00160230

T  1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Humanities  419

Web Enhanced - Topics
David  C  Correia - dcorreia@unm.edu34

Offers specialized topics on an alternating basis dealing with race, class and ethnicity in the formation of American life and society. Subject areas include immigration, class formation, conquest, colonization, public policy, and civil rights.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Critical Ethnic Studies
00160165

R  2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Humanities  419

Web Enhanced - Topics
Antonio    Tiongson - ationgson@unm.edu3 Section Full

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Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00116767Independent StudyAlex  S  Lubin - alubin@unm.edu1 TO 325
00216771Independent StudyAmy  L  Brandzel - brandzel@unm.edu1 TO 325
00316774Independent StudyIrene  E  Vasquez - ivasquez@unm.edu1 TO 325
00416778Independent StudyA  G  Melendez - gabriel@unm.edu1 TO 325
00516782Independent StudyJennifer  R  Denetdale - jdenet@unm.edu1 TO 325
00616786Independent StudyDavid  C  Correia - dcorreia@unm.edu1 TO 325
00716791Independent StudyAlyosha    Goldstein - agoldste@unm.edu1 TO 325
00816794Independent StudyAntonio    Tiongson - ationgson@unm.edu1 TO 325
00916802Independent StudyRebecca  M  Schreiber - rschreib@unm.edu1 TO 325
01032225Independent StudyMichael  L  Trujillo - mltruj@unm.edu1 TO 325
01132718Independent Study Staff 1 TO 3 Section Full
01248657

   

Independent Study
Staff 1 TO 325
01348658

   

Independent Study
Kathleen  A  Holscher - kholscher@unm.edu1 TO 325

Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00116809ThesisAlex  S  Lubin - alubin@unm.edu1 TO 625
00216814ThesisAmy  L  Brandzel - brandzel@unm.edu1 TO 624
00332226

   

Thesis
Michael  L  Trujillo - mltruj@unm.edu1 TO 624
00416817ThesisA  G  Melendez - gabriel@unm.edu1 TO 625
00516821ThesisJennifer  R  Denetdale - jdenet@unm.edu1 TO 623
00616834ThesisIrene  E  Vasquez - ivasquez@unm.edu1 TO 623
00716836ThesisAlyosha    Goldstein - agoldste@unm.edu1 TO 624
00816837ThesisDavid  C  Correia - dcorreia@unm.edu1 TO 624
00916839ThesisRebecca  M  Schreiber - rschreib@unm.edu1 TO 625
01048659

   

Thesis
Kathleen  A  Holscher - kholscher@unm.edu1 TO 625
01116846ThesisAntonio    Tiongson - ationgson@unm.edu1 TO 625
01256425

   

Thesis
Staff 1 TO 625
01356426

   

Thesis
Staff 1 TO 625

For Ph.D. candidates only.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00116858Independent StudyAmy  L  Brandzel - brandzel@unm.edu1 TO 325
00216864Independent StudyIrene  E  Vasquez - ivasquez@unm.edu1 TO 325
00316871Independent StudyAlyosha    Goldstein - agoldste@unm.edu1 TO 325
00416876Independent StudyA  G  Melendez - gabriel@unm.edu1 TO 325
00516881Independent StudyJennifer  R  Denetdale - jdenet@unm.edu1 TO 325
00616891Independent StudyAntonio    Tiongson - ationgson@unm.edu1 TO 325
00716913Web Enhanced - Independent StudyDavid  C  Correia - dcorreia@unm.edu1 TO 323
00816896Independent StudyAlex  S  Lubin - alubin@unm.edu1 TO 324
00916904Independent StudyRebecca  M  Schreiber - rschreib@unm.edu1 TO 324
01032228Independent StudyMichael  L  Trujillo - mltruj@unm.edu1 TO 324
01148660

   

Independent Study
Kathleen  A  Holscher - kholscher@unm.edu1 TO 325
01256427

   

Independent Study
Rebecca  M  Schreiber - rschreib@unm.edu1 TO 324
01356430

   

Independent Study
Staff 1 TO 325

Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00132864DissertationAlyosha    Goldstein - agoldste@unm.edu3 TO 1223
Fees: $ 18
00216933DissertationAmy  L  Brandzel - brandzel@unm.edu3 TO 1223
Fees: $ 18
00316943DissertationAlex  S  Lubin - alubin@unm.edu3 TO 1224
Fees: $ 18
00416951DissertationIrene  E  Vasquez - ivasquez@unm.edu3 TO 1224
Fees: $ 18
00516958DissertationA  G  Melendez - gabriel@unm.edu3 TO 1222
Fees: $ 18
00616963DissertationJennifer  R  Denetdale - jdenet@unm.edu3 TO 1222
Fees: $ 18
00716967DissertationDavid  C  Correia - dcorreia@unm.edu3 TO 1221
Fees: $ 18
00823050DissertationKathleen  A  Holscher - kholscher@unm.edu3 TO 1224
Fees: $ 18
00916972DissertationRebecca  M  Schreiber - rschreib@unm.edu3 TO 1222
Fees: $ 18
01032716DissertationAntonio    Tiongson - ationgson@unm.edu3 TO 1221
Fees: $ 18
01132229DissertationMichael  L  Trujillo - mltruj@unm.edu3 TO 1223
Fees: $ 18
01256431

   

Dissertation
Staff 3 TO 1225
Fees: $ 18
01356432

   

Dissertation
Staff 3 TO 1225
Fees: $ 18

Alex Lubin

Department Chair
Humanities Building - Room 472
Phone: 277-3929


Antonio Tiongson

Graduate Advisor
Humanities Building - Room 450 
Phone: 277-3929


Michael Trujillo

Undergraduate Advisor
Humanities Building - Room 438 
Phone: 277-3929